Archive for February, 2014


The deadline for the introduction of new bills for the spring legislative session was Feb. 14, so we've sifted through the new legislation for measures that would impact our Catholic schools. We break down the new initiatives in our February 2014 newsletter into three categories: appropriations, regulation, and school choice. We'll also keep you updated throughout the session on the progress of these bills.


Feb. 24, 2014 show CCI Executive Director Bob Gilligan takes on the debate over increasing the minimum wage by talking with folks on both ends of the opinion spectrum. First, Kim Bobo, founder and executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice, talks about why we should increase the minimum wage from $8.25 here in Illinois. Then, Kim Clarke Maisch, Illinois director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, discusses the down side of increasing the minimum wage. Next, Emily Zender, ...